Self Guided Day Tours - Napier City Bike Hire & Tours

day tours

Ride out, return by shuttle

These self guided day tours are perfect for those who want to explore our beautiful don't necessarily want to visit wineries. Our shuttle bus then returns you to Napier, allowing you to enjoy and savour the fantastic scenery Hawke's Bay has to offer.

All self guided tour prices include bike hire, lock, helmet, map, guide notes, small bag on bike & transport.

Looking for a guided tour? Find out more information here:

cape kidnappers adventure
This is an absolutely brilliant day out! Self guided with transport included, this is the perfect tour to combine a cycle with an adventure along the beach to the end of Cape Kidnappers. The riding is all flat and easy on this 27km scenic ride.
For this adventure, we have teamed up with our good friends at Gannet Beach Adventures. Hopping on a trailer towed by one of their very cool old school tractors, they will take you from Clifton and along the beach to the end of Cape Kidnappers. Along the way, you see the cliffs and the amazing geology up close, before arriving to the end of the Cape, where an optional short walk will take you to see the largest mainland    Australasian Gannet colony in the world.
"A ride with Gannet Beach Adventures can be many things – a nice day beside the sea, an opportunity to view the amazing wildlife, or a trip back in time as told by the layers in the coastal cliffs. Put them all together and it is a special experience – come and see for yourself!"
Because the trip with Gannet Beach Adventures goes along the beach, tours with them are totally dependent on the tide. Due to this, we have four options to make this a very enjoyable day out. Please view the tour schedule below to see what time the tour will be operating on the days you are visiting the Hawke's Bay, and what options are available on those days.
Option 1: Ride out to Clifton from our shop, and arrive in time for the departure of the tour. Our shuttle will then be there when you return from the tour to transport both you and your cycle back to Napier. $115 per adult. $80 per child (4-15 years)
Option 2: Our shuttle will take you and your bicycle to Clifton in time for departure of the tour. Your bike will be locked safely at the departure point, waiting for your return from the tour. On return, you will cycle from Clifton and back to Napier. 
$115 per adult. $80 per child (4-15 years)
Option 3: Ride both ways to and from Clifton. This is a 54km return cycle journey. $95 per adult.
Option 4: Don't wish to cycle? Ride in our shuttle to the departure point in Clifton, and return with us when the tour arrives back to Clifton. $85 per adult. $50 per child (4-15 years)
Pricing for Option 1 & 2 includes bike hire, helmet, lock, front bag, maps and written instructions, Gannet Beach Adventue ticket and transport to or from Clifton. Option 3 pricing includes bike hire, helmet, lock, front bag, maps and written instructions, and Gannet Beach Adventure ticket. Option 4 pricing includes Gannet Beach Adventure ticket, and return transport.
Departure times depend on what option you have decided on, and what times the Gannet Beach Adventures depart. We will be in contact with you about this when you make your booking. If you are cycling down to meet the tour, we recommend leaving at least 2.5 hours before departure of the tour.
riverside to puketapu
This is a beautiful ride on the leafy trail that takes you to Puketapu. Ride alongside the river on this ride, passing by orchards and farmland - the scenery on this ride is fantastic. Self guided with transport included, the riding is all flat and easy on this 
This is a beautiful ride alongside the river, passing by farmland and orchards along the way. You will be picked up from Puketapu, where you can enjoy a lovely lunch at the Puketapu Pub, or pack a picnic and enjoy eating it beside the river. 

For this ride you can choose to go one of two ways: either cycle down the coast and follow the trail right from the river mouth and along, or cycle the opposite direction and pass by Mission Estate and Church Road wineries en route. You can also visit Moana Park winery near Puketapu as well, if you wish. Both ways are an approximate distance of 29km.
If you wish to have a longer ride, you can return from Puketapu, cycling on the other side of the river and to Church Road for the Waterways to Wineries pick up at 3pm (2pm in winter). It is a further 11km to Church Road. Talk to us about what you want to do and we will make it happen!
Departure from our shop is at your leisure, but we do recommend leaving as early as possible to make the most of your day. Allow 3-4 hours, distance approx 29km.
Pick up is at 1.45pm from Puketapu (in Winter, May-Oct) and 2.45pm in Summer.
Pick up time may be varied by arrangement.
$65 per person, or $95 per person for an electric bike.
Pricing includes bike hire, helmet, lock, front bag, maps and written instructions, wine pick up service and transport from the end of this ride. 

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Napier City Bike Hire & Tours will be closed from the 22nd March 2020 until further notice. 

This is a decision we have not made lightly but feel in the interests of social responsibility it is the right one. Given the current situation with COVID19 we believe we have a duty of care to ensure we do what we can to protect our wonderful staff and the community. 

While we will not be taking bookings at this time, lines of enquiry are welcomed and can be made preferably by email to or call us on 0800 245 344. You can follow us on Facebook (NapierCityBikeHire) and Instagram (@napiercitybikehire) to keep up to date with any developments.

We appreciate your understanding during these tough times, and look forward to when we will once again be able to host you on our trails.


Until then, take care - both of yourself and others.